french polynesia (tahiti)

French Polynesia Yacht Charters

Luxury Yacht Charter in French Polynesia

“French Polynesia is among my absolute favorite locations worldwide.  Enchanting… and unforgettable.  I did a personal inspection trip in May 2024 so please inquire for full details.” – Michael Sawyer

There are 3 major areas, each quite different:

1.  The Society Islands

Steep mountainous islands rise directly out of the ocean, and a fringing reef surrounding the islands create flat calm lagoons!

2.  The Tuamotus

Idyllic atolls… and some of the world’s best scuba diving!

3.  The Marquesas

One of the world’s most isolated locales.

Late April through November is generally considered to be the best season, as the trade winds are blowing then.  They are usually moderate (10-15 knots) from the NE.

July can sometimes get stronger trade winds (15-20 knots). You may see references to July & August as “peak season” but that is only due to peak tourist volume.

That said, I had a wonderful trip in March, and people travel here year round.

We might recommend avoiding February due to rain.

Getting Here:

Flying commercial, you fly in and out via Papeete on the island of Tahiti.  Direct flights depart Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, and the East Coast USA.  Some depart the US at approximately midnight, and returning depart Papeete at approximately midnight, ideal for sleeping on the plane, so French Polynesia can can be just “2 sleeps away”!

Flying private, other direct options are possible.  Please inquire!

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